January 10, 2012
In 2010, women who worked full time in wage and salary jobs had median usual weekly earnings of $669. This represented 81 percent of men's median weekly earnings ($824).
Women's-to-men's earnings ratios were higher among Blacks (94 percent) and Hispanics (91 percent) than among Asians (83 percent) and Whites (81 percent).
These data are from the Current Population Survey (CPS). To learn more, see Women in the Labor Force: A Databook (2011 Edition), BLS Report 1034, December 2011. Beginning in 2003, estimates for the above race groups include people who selected this race group only; people who selected more than one race group are not included. Prior to 2003, people who reported more than one race were included in the group they identified as the main race. Data for Asians were not tabulated prior to 2000. Persons whose ethnicity is identified as Hispanic or Latino may be of any race.